Facts about Cal State East Bay

Quick Overview

For more than 60 years, Cal State East Bay has served the Bay Area as part of the California State University system, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership.

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Per Aspera Ad Astra — Through Adversity to the Stars


  • Hayward — undergraduate, graduate and credential programs
  • Concord — select undergraduate and credential programs
  • Oakland — professional degrees and continuing education
  • Online — select undergraduate and graduate programs 


Dr. Cathy A. Sandeen


Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor Online Degree Completion Programs, Minors, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master Online Degree Programs, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, Credential Programs, Single Subject Matter Preparation and Certificate Programs, Doctor of Education

49 bachelor’s degrees, 53 minors, 35 master’s degrees, 25 credentials and certificates, 1 doctoral degree


Degrees Conferred, 2018-2019

Bachelor's 3,145
Master's 1,026
Doctorate 21
Total 4,192

Most Popular Undergraduate Majors

Business Administration, Psychology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Criminal Justice, Biological Sciences, Sociology, Computer Science, Human Development, Communication

Most Popular Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Teacher Credential Program, Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Computer Science, Social Work, Business Analytics, Statistics, Public Administration, Speech Language Pathology, Counseling and Guidance

Continuing Education

Offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals — many taking place in the evening, on weekends, or online. Programs are taught by instructors with industry experience and academic accolades. See Continuing Education.

Online Campus

Cal State East Bay is known as an early adopter, innovator, and leader of quality online education among CSU campuses. In fall 2019, 25.4 percent of instruction was delivered through online or hybrid courses, with 19.85 percent of instruction being offered completely online. In addition, 12.5 percent of students are taking courses exclusively online, and 61 percent of undergraduate students and 46 percent of graduate students are taking at least one online or hybrid course. See Online Campus.


Fall 2019 total enrollment: 14,705
Undergraduate Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
Full-time 10,397 1,339
Part-time 2,210 759
Female 60% 64%
Male 40% 36%
African American/Black 10.1% 7.6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0%
Asian 22.6% 19.5%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Latinx 37.1% 17.1%
White 14.1% 23.1%
Multiple Ethnicity 5.1% 3.3%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 4.5% 6.4%
International 5.3% 22.4%
Alameda and Contra Costa counties 7,311 1,210
Other California counties 4,864 465
Other states 96 13
Other countries 336 410

Cost and Financial Aid

Mandatory Tuition and Fees per Year

  • Full-time, undergraduate, California resident: $6,995
  • 72% of students received financial aid in 2018-19 
    • 62% received grants or scholarships
    • 36% received loans
    • 2% received Federal Work Study
  • 43% of students received Pell Grants in 2018-2019
  • Total of $141 million in aid was awarded in 2018-19

Community Engagement

In 2018-2019, more than 6,000 students enrolled in community engagement courses, developing practical skills while building professional networds and making a positive impact within our surrounding communities. The Center for Community Engagement works to ensure all students have the chance to apply their learning and develop real-world skills by supporting programs that connect students with the community. See The Center for Community Engagement.


NCAA Division II — California Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Mascot: Pioneers
  • Colors: Red, black, and white
  • Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field
  • Women’s: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, volleyball, water polo 
  • Student-Athletes, 2017-18: 246


Employee as of Fall 2019
Faculty 899
     Tenured, tenure-track 353
     Lecturers, academic-related positions 519
     Coaches  27
Staff & Administration 864
     Full-time 820
     Part-time 44

Operating Budget

Fiscal Year 2019-20

$216.8 million

Gifts & Grants

Private Support
$7.1 million in the 2018-19 fiscal year

$15.1 million in sponsored project contracts and grants in the 2018-19 academic year


Cal State East Bay is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and University Commission. In addition to institutional accreditation, a number of individual programs have been accredited by national organizations. 

Cal State East Bay in the News

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More than 140,000 alumni contribute to the economic, social and cultural quality of life in the East Bay and beyond. See Alumni.

Prominent Pioneers

Judy Belk
President and CEO, California Wellness Foundation

Ruth Bley
Founder, Bleyco Incorporated

Kelly Bowers
Superintendent, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Chris Brannan
CFO, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Keith Carson
Supervisor, Alameda County

Scott A. Chambliss
Production Designer and 2002 Emmy Award Winner

Ping Cheng
CEO, Delta Electronics

Sam Cobbs
President, Tipping Point

Karen Colonias
President and CEO, Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Bita Daryabari
Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Atul Dhablania
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dell SonicWALL

Justin Dillon
CEO/Founder, FRDM and Made In A Free World

John Garcia
Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Gilda Gonzales
President and CEO, Planned Parenthood, Northern California

Janet E. Grove
Former Vice Chair, Macy’s

Tessie Guillermo
Chair of the Board, Dignity Health

James Hannan
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprises, Koch Industries, Inc.

J.R. Havlan
Writer, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”; Emmy Award Winner, “The Daily Show”

Gaylord G. “Glenn” Henry 
Cofounder, Centaur Technology

Cheryl E. Hurd
Reporter, NBC Bay Area

James M. Iglehart
Tony Award-winning Broadway Actor, “Aladdin”; currently appearing in “Hamilton”

Michael Jedlicka
Retired Executive, Walt Disney Studios

Marilyn E. King
Olympic Pentathlete, ’72, ‘76

Scott G. Kriens
Chairman & CEO, Juniper Networks; Co-Founder, 1440 Multiversity

Karen Luey
Chief Financial Officer, Mina Group

Matthew Mahood
President and CEO, The Silicon Valley Organization

Mark Mastrov
Founder, 24 Hour Fitness

Byron J. Miranda
Meteorologist, WPIX 11, New York

Karen Oliver
Founder and Owner, Karen Oliver and Associates

Nancy O’Malley
District Attorney, Alameda County

Richard Valle
Supervisor, Alameda County

Timothy P. White
Former Chancellor, CSU System

Gene L. Yang
MacArthur Fellow and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Library of Congress